Suceava County

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Suceava
County

Coat of arms
Administrative map of Romania with Suceava county highlighted
Coordinates: 47°31′59″N 25°49′39″E / 47.5330°N 25.8275°E / 47.5330; 25.8275Coordinates: 47°31′59″N 25°49′39″E / 47.5330°N 25.8275°E / 47.5330; 25.8275
Country Romania
Development region Nord-Est
Historic region Moldavia (mostly in Bukovina)
Capital Suceava
Area
 • Total 8,553 km2 (3,302 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 688,435
 • Density 80.490/km2 (208.469/sq mi)
Telephone code (+40) 230 or (+40) 330[1]
ISO 3166 code RO-SV

Suceava (IPA: [su.'ʧa.va]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania in the historical regions Moldavia and Bukovina. The capital of Suceava County is Suceava.

Physical geography[change | edit source]

Suceava County has an area of 8,553 km².

The west side of the county has many mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group. These are the Rodna Mountains, the Rarău Mountains, the Giumalău Mountains and the three "Obcine". The county is lower in the east, with the lowest point in the Siret River valley.

The county contains the Siret River and some of its tributaries. This means that they run into the Siret River. These tributaries are the Moldova River, the Suceava River and the Bistriţa River.

Neighbours[change | edit source]

Divisions[change | edit source]

Suceava County has 5 municipalities, 11 towns and 98 communes.

Municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns[change | edit source]

Communes[change | edit source]

Villages[change | edit source]

Population[change | edit source]

In 2002, it had a population of 688,435. The population density was 80.5/km².

These are the nationalities of the people who live in Suceava County.[2]

This is how the population of Suceava County has changed over the last 60 years.[3]

Year County population
1948 439,751
1956 507,674
1966 572,781
1977 633,899
1992 701,830
2002 688,435

Economy[change | edit source]

The predominant industries in the county are:

There are also metals that are mined in the mountains.

References[change | edit source]

  1. The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
  2. National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
  3. National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"